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by Roger Tory Mountfort Guy ; Hollom P. A. D. Peterson

  • ISBN: 0002191776
  • Category: Math & Science
  • Author: Roger Tory Mountfort Guy ; Hollom P. A. D. Peterson
  • Subcategory: Nature & Ecology
  • Other formats: azw lit rtf doc
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: COLLINS (1974)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • FB2 size: 1192 kb
  • EPUB size: 1951 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 443
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Roger Tory For nearly 40 years, the Paterson Guide has been the standard field guide to British and European birds.

Roger Tory For nearly 40 years, the Paterson Guide has been the standard field guide to British and European birds. No other book provides such a simple, concise guide to the essential features of bird recognition, enabling precise identification based on comparisons with other species and on distinctive field marks. Roger Tory Peterson was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement. Other books in the series.

The Peterson's field guide of birds of Eastern and Central North America is formatted with the description and . This is the 3rd Peterson guide I own on birds living in a non USA area. I have mixed emotions about the color plates being consolidated in the middle of the book

The Peterson's field guide of birds of Eastern and Central North America is formatted with the description and illustrations of the bird on same page. I have mixed emotions about the color plates being consolidated in the middle of the book. On one hand, it makes flipping through the pictures easy but confirmation on the range and details on that species requires looking at two other pages.

Guy Mountfort OBE (4 December 1905 – 24 April 2003) was an English advertising executive, amateur ornithologist and conservationist. He is known for writing the pioneering A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, published in 1954

Guy Mountfort OBE (4 December 1905 – 24 April 2003) was an English advertising executive, amateur ornithologist and conservationist. He is known for writing the pioneering A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, published in 1954. Born in London, Mountfort was the author of the 1954 A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, with illustrations by Roger Tory Peterson and distribution maps by Philip Hollom

No other book provides such a simple, concise guide to the essential features of bird recognition, enabling precise . For nearly 40 years, the Paterson Guide has been the standard field guide to British and European birds

No other book provides such a simple, concise guide to the essential features of bird recognition, enabling precise identification based on comparisons with other species and on distinctive field marks. For nearly 40 years, the Paterson Guide has been the standard field guide to British and European birds.

Author:Hollom, P. A. D. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight . Additional Product Features. P. Hollom, Guy Mountfort, Roger Tory Peterson. Place of Publication. million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. All of our paper waste is recycled and turned into corrugated cardboard. Read full description. See details and exclusions.

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By: Roger Tory Peterson(Author), Guy Mountford(Author), PAD Hollom(Author). With 364 distribution maps and 96 colour plates portraying 548 species, this is a classic field guide to European birds. 261 pages, 96 col plates, distrib maps. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Covering 698 species, the descriptive text includes information on geographical races, vagrants, and introduced species. Confusing species such as waders, raptors, and warblers have additional notes on how to distinguish them.

The book includes an update of the maps and revision of the illustrations to help in the identification of wild birds. ISBN13:9780395669228. Release Date:September 1993.

New revised ed. in collaboration with I. J. Ferguson-Lees and D. I. M. Wallace. by Roger Tory Peterson, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Guy Mountfort, P. Hollom. Published 1974 by Collins in London.

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Reviews about A field guide to the birds of Britain and Europe (7):
Sironynyr
I was very disappointed with this Peterson's field guide. My biggest complaint is the pictures (plates) of the birds are in the middle of the guide not on the same page as the birds description. The Peterson's field guide of birds of Eastern and Central North America is formatted with the description and illustrations of the bird on same page. It is very frustrating having to flip back and forth from the bird's plate in the middle of the book to its description 100 or more pages away.

Another complaint I have with this guide is for some bird families (like gulls or terns) the illustrations only show the bird "in flight" not as it would stand about and roost. I took a ton of pictures of the birds and most are of the bird at rest. The guide is useless since there are no illustrations of what a Mew Gull might look like when standing. What does the wing look like?

I own a number of field guides for birds worldwide and this edition is the worst. I guess I'm spoiled by the excellence of "The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America. When will Sibley get around to publishing a field guide for Europe? Soon I hope!
Mopimicr
An excellent reference for serious birding, but a bit too lengthy and technical for the average tourist.

I recommend A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Britain & Northern Europe, by Peter Goodfellow and Paul Sterry (Beaufoy Books), which is much easier to use. It helped me identify almost all of the birds I saw on a trip to Russia and Scandinavia, as well as the birds which attacked the Pope's doves in Rome (a hooded crow and a yellow-legged gull).
Unsoo
I ordered this book upon returning from Europe. There I saw birds that were unfamiliar
to me. This book helped identify them. Thanks for the fast delivery of this very good field guide.
Pipet
This is the 3rd Peterson guide I own on birds living in a non USA area. I have mixed emotions about the color plates being consolidated in the middle of the book. On one hand, it makes flipping through the pictures easy but confirmation on the range and details on that species requires looking at two other pages.

Having procrastinated about ordering it or another writer's, it was the one most readily available for delivery to the USA. I was in Spain so it was overkill as it covers all of Europe but certainly met my needs for the trip. Using it to ID the bird in question and using Google images to confirm, I was able to identify all that I saw on the trip.

If you are going to Europe and plan to look for birds, get a copy!
Goodman
This book has good descriptions and pictures of the birds of Europe, with very nice color plates. There are arrows that point to key plumage differences among species to make identifications easier. Unlike more modern guidebooks, the book has a few disadvantages, including maps that show only presence of birds in geographical areas, and not seasons or migration routes, and the inconvenience of having to go to three different places to find the illustration of the bird, the description, and the map. It would have been so much easier to use if the three were together.
lolike
An excellent guide! I used it in Ireland and it was instrumental in identification. You can find my video on youtube called Birds of Ireland on my channel parkerandrecreation
Dikus
Exactly what I needed to id birds in Europe. It was used and certainly didn't look new but had no marks, writing or defects. I'd say it was in good condition.
Beautifully presented and a treasure of information. Everything is clear and the identification of all the birds that visit our region is made simple by the maps of their usual habitat and the colourful plates. The descriptions of their calls are excellent. Highly recommended!

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